Entries by American Friends

American Friends’ Case for Support

American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts (American Friends) has a focused purpose and unique role – protecting ecologically important land in Canada owned by conservation-minded Americans, in collaboration with Canadian conservation organizations. American Friends is protecting land all across Canada, from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia. Canada’s spectacular natural lands – seacoasts, forests, prairies, […]

American Friends Mentioned in CBC News Article “New Regional Park Coming to B.C.’s Mayne Island”

Conservationists, local governments and Southern Gulf Island residents are celebrating a new regional park. Their successful fundraising campaign has allowed for the purchase of 26 hectares on Mayne Island known as St. John Point. “Together we have assured the protection of this magnificent stretch of Coastal Douglas Fir landscape and over two kilometres of coastline,” said Malcolm Inglis, […]

Cross-border Conservation Training Program

Recognizing that American-owned lands are key conservation properties in many land trust catchment areas in Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation has provided funding over three years to American Friends and Ontario Land Trust Alliance to launch the Cross-border Conservation Training Program (CCTP) in 2016. The goal is to increase the collective capacity of Ontario conservation […]

US Enhanced Conservation Easement Tax Incentive

Big news for conservation Last week the US Congress gave a wonderful year end gift to preservation advocates, protection-oriented landowners and anyone who values natural, wild places. In a bi-partisan vote that reflects Americans’ interest in conservation, irrespective of their other political leanings, both the House and Senate voted to make the “Enhanced Conservation Easement […]